Dr. David Butler, director of the International Development Doctoral Program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, is conducting a survey of residents who lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast when Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005.
Butler, who is serving as the research team leader, is asking for participants to assist in determining how communities can better handle disasters. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. A final report will be published and made available to the public in late summer 2011.
The survey will be available to the public through March 31. To participate in the anonymous survey, online visit www.usm.edu/katrina/survey/.